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sforzando

adjective or adverb sfor·zan·do \ sfȯrt-ˈsän-(ˌ)dō , -ˈsan- \

Definition of sforzando

: played with prominent stress or accent used as a direction in music

Origin and Etymology of sforzando

Italian, verbal of sforzare to force


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sforzando

noun

Definition of sforzando

plural sforzandos or sforzandi play \sfȯrt-ˈsän-(ˌ)dē, -ˈsan-\
: an accented tone or chord

First Known Use of sforzando

1890

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